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  1. #1
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    Shaving grams and mating hubs

    Hi Guys, I want to tap into the pool of knowledge that is the SS forum and see if any you guys have a suggestion for loosing some grams on my wheels.

    I am looking at changing my bike and that means the rear wheel will be going from 135mm x 10mm to the newer 142mm x 12mm format.

    Currently I run 32 spoke enves on Chris King hubs.

    I'd like to shave some grams off my wheels. So I am looking at getting 28 spoke enves (a friend of mine is happy to buy my old hoops). Therefore what hubs to mate them with is the question?

    Is there a lighter hub option that I can look at here? Reliable and yet lighter than the Chris Kings. I thought DTs for a moment, even though they have lower engagement, but I don't think they have a 142x12 SS hub.

    Any suggestions guys?

    Thank you W

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    Re: Shaving grams and mating hubs

    There is a 142 x 12 conversion kit available ( I'm not sure the ss-specific 240s accept all of the conversion kits but my LBS tells me its doable. A call to DT should clear it up.

    May want to look into industry 9 also, though I'm not sure their lighter torch hubs are available by themselves yet.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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